What will God do to those who deprive others? - Deprivation - TouchPoints

What will God do to those who deprive others?

Malachi 3:5“At that time I will put you on trial . . . I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.

Lamentations 3:35-37They deprived people of their God-given rights in defiance of the Most High. They perverted justice in the courts. Do they think the Lord didn’t see it?

1 Thessalonians 2:15-16For some of the Jews killed the prophets, and some even killed the Lord Jesus. Now they have persecuted us, too. They fail to please God and work against all humanity as they try to keep us from preaching the Good News of salvation to the Gentiles. By doing this, they continue to pile up their sins. But the anger of God has caught up with them at last.

Proverbs 28:27Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to poverty.

Deuteronomy 15:9Do not be mean-spirited and refuse someone a loan because the year for canceling debts is close at hand. If you refuse to make the loan and the needy person cries out to the Lord, you will be considered guilty of sin.

Jeremiah 5:28-30“They are well fed and well groomed, and there is no limit to their wicked deeds. They refuse justice to orphans and deny the rights of the poor. Should I not punish them for this?” asks the Lord. “Should I not avenge myself against a nation such as this?”

Mark 12:40But they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property, and then, to cover up the kind of people they really are, they make long prayers in public. Because of this, their punishment will be the greater.

Matthew 25:41-45For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me anything to drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me no clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.

Withholding help from those in dire need is sin. We deprive others when we have a chance to help someone in great need but ignore them or refuse to do anything. While some who deprive others experience God’s judgment while still on earth, all who deprive others will receive his judgment eventually.